REPORT NO. 462
ON THE VIOLATION OF
HUMAN RIGHTS IN KOSOVA
FROM MARCH 7
UNTIL MARCH 14, 1999
REPORT No. 462
ON THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN KOSOVA
FROM 7 MARCH, UNTIL 14 MARCH 1999
On the day of the International Conference on Kosova in Rambouillet (France), on 6 February 1999, there were two blasts in Kosova - in Prishtina and Ferizaj. Now, on 13 March 1999, in the threshold of the continuation of the International Conference on Kosova in Paris, there were 4 blasts in two towns of Kosova: in Mitrovica and in Podujeva. This time, there were casualties: so far, 8 were killed, 107 were wounded: many limbs were cut off and thrown in the streets, in the centre of the town and the places more frequented...
Meanwhile, between the two sessions of the Conference, Serbian military and police forces were redeployed in Kosova and their repression increased, especially in the border zones with Macedonia and Albania, as well as Serbia - which resulted with many killed, mutilated, wounded, arrested, convicted, ill-treated, persecuted and displaced people from their abandoned, ruined, looted and burned houses.
Is this done with the aim to close and isolate Kosova in order to empty if from Albanians or make impossible every agreement for the prevention of the crisis in Kosova, consequently in the whole region. The wave of repression, persecution and displacement of the Kosovar Albanians increases...
Killings, mutilations, violent deaths...
5 MARCH: Elife Istref Gashi (3) suffered a heart attack due to the noise of the flat flight plane over Vërmica (Malisheva). On the way to see the doctor, she died.
7 MARCH: On crossing the border with Macedonia, Hysen Nebih Suma (22) from the district of Hani i Elezit hit the mine and died. - At about 9.00 a.m., on the road Peja-Gjakova, in the village of Rezhina, Serbian police found the corpse of an unidentified person and took it to the morgue of the Gjakova Hospital. - In Drenoc (Malisheva), Florie Brahim Krasniqi (11), a pupil with the "Bajram Curri" Primary School in Drenoc, died due to the lack of medical assistance.
8 MARCH: The corpse of the unidentified person, which was found yesterday between Bishtazhin and Gjakova, at the place called "The Egg-Layer Farm" was identified. It is Elhami Mejdi Ferizi (1975) from Fshati i Vjetër (Ferizaj), living in Prishtina. The last time his family heard from him was the day before yesterday. - In Resnik (Vushtrri), Ramadan S. Zeneli (80), a paralysed old man, died due to the lack of medical care, after the population was forced to flee due to the shellings and attacks of Serbian army.
9 MARCH: Xhevat Islami (62), a KLA member, was killed by shelling of the Serbian army on the villages of Vushtrri. - The corpse of Adnan Maliqi (20) from Matiçan (Prishtina), arrested by Serbian police a day before, was found in Miradi (Fushë-Kosova). Yesterday, his family was told that he would be released at 4.00 p.m.
10 MARCH: The corpses of the following were brought to the morgue of Prizreni Hospital: Hysen Nahit Rexhepi (25) and Bashkim Suka (22) from Prizren, Ilir Abaz Shala (31) from Hatmaxha, Feriz Susuri from Zhur, Hamit Shaip Thaçi (27) and Tahir Haki Gashi from Landovica (Prizreni) and an unidentified Albanian - all killed by the Serbian forces in Jeshkova (Prizren). - The corpse of Fadil Fetah Tola (1953), a taxi driver from the "Piskota" quarter in Gjakova, killed by fire weapons, was found on the road to Cërmjan (Gjakova). - The corpse of Asllan Gani Krasniqi (62) from Hoça e Qytetit, killed by a bullet on his forehead, was found 300m away from the main road to Hoça e Qytetit (Prizren), in the vicinity of the Lumbardh River (Bistrica). - In the afternoon, a UNHCR team brought the corpses of Murat Xhemajl Lika from Shtraza and Gani Merxhan Luma from Glloboçica (Kaçanik) in front of the OSCE KVM office in Kaçanik.
11 MARCH: An unknown person killed Enver Skënder Feka (37) from Lummadh, father of 4, in his shop. The perpetrator got on the "Golf" car and headed towards the quarter of the Serbian colonists from Croatia in Lummadh. - The corpse of Muharrem Ahmet Hysenaj (39) from Reçan (Suhareka), reported missing since 23 February 1999, was found on the road Prizren-Brezovica, in the vicinity of Reçan. - In the outskirts of Lybeçeva (Prizren), Serbian police killed Shemsedin Tamil Shala (22) from Kushnin (Prizren), while he was trying to flee with his family. - During the clashes between Serbian army and the KLA in Balinca (Vushtrri), Bahri Ferat Kuçi (27) from Dolak (Vushtrri), a KLA soldier, was killed. - The corpse of an unidentified male aged 50, killed by fire weapons, was found in Rakovina (Gjakova), 500m away from the Rakovina Bridge.
12 MARCH: The corpse of Kadri Hajriz Kadriu (45), a painter from Qirez (Skënderaj), living in the "Kroi i Vitakut" quarter in Mitrovica, was found in the vicinity of the mine in Stantërg (Mitrovica), at the place called "Ura e Fazlisë". - In Potërç i Epërm (Klina), unknown persons killed Nezir Halilaj (28) in front of his shop. - In the vicinity of Druar (Vushtrri), Ninosllav Rançiq (1971), a lieutenant of the Yugoslav Army, was killed.
13 MARCH: Nexhat Miftari (24) from Majac and an unidentified person aged 60 from Braina were killed, whereas 41 persons were wounded due to the blasts at the green market and the post office in Podujeva. At the same place, Besnik Sahit Shabani (19) from Podujeva, who tried to give help the wounded, was killed by the Serbian snipers. - Sevdije Hajdar Selani (45) from Druar (Vushtrri), two males, a child and a Gypsy woman were killed, whereas 65 persons were wounded due to the blasts at the green market. - Due to the shellings of the Serbian army on the village of Galica (Vushtrri), 4 KLA members were wounded, among whom Sabedin Jashar Prekazi (21) from Vaganica (Mitrovica) and another KLA member from Shala e Bajgorës, whose identity is unknown, died later on. - The corpse of Xhemil Ramadan Mulaku (1960) from Ivaja, killed by Serbian forces on 9 March, was found in the vicinity of the village of Ivaja (Kaçanik). - Serbian military-police brought 4 wounded Serbian soldiers to the Mitrovica Hospital. Among them, Zolltan Nemesh (1978) from Ada (Vojvodina), died, whereas the others were sent to the Nishi Hospital. - At the morgue of Prishtina Hospital, family members identified the corpse of Xhemsedin Ibrahim Suma (1966) from Dimca (Kaçanik), killed by Serbian forces on 3 March in the vicinity of Pustenik.
14 MARCH: In the woods between Grejkoc and Mushtisht (Suhareka), Serbian police killed 4 members of the Tafaj family from Grejkoc, who had gone to the woods to take timbers. The following were killed: Xhemajl Hazir Tafaj (42), Ismajl Hazir Tafaj (35), Rizah Ismet Tafaj (19) and Ibrahim Xhemajl Tafaj (16).
Kidnappings and disappearances...
During the last week, we were informed that the following are considered missing: in the district of Klina - Bekim Bejta (17), Agron Berisha (17) and Ivan Zariq (21) from Dollc (since 17 May 1998), Rexhep Uka (46) from Dollova (since 20 May), Dragolub Voshtiq (69) and Radomir Voshtiq (67) from Jelloc (since 20 June), Hyra Sahitaj (53) from Drenoc and Dalibor Rankoviq (18) from Klina (since 30 July), Osman Dikë Marmullaku (70) from Dush (since 2 August), Kolë Ndrecë Mirëdita from Ranoc (since 22 September), Islam Selman Manaj (42) from Gremnik (since October), Dalibor Rankoviq (18) from Klina (since 30 July) and Nenad Remitar (38) from Videja (during 1998); in the district of Rahovec - Hasan Avdi Morina (1945) - (since 10 July), Fadil Hasan Haxhimustafa (1978), Gëzim Sali Hamza (1963) and Remzi Sadri Ukshini (since 20 July), Faik Hajredin Rama (since 24 July) and Murat Alush Rrustemi (1942) (since July) - all from Rahovec; Hamëz Bislim Mazreku (1939) (since 20 August), Sabri Salih Morina from Vranjaka (since 25 August), Durak Sylë Mazreku and Shyhrete Mazreku (since 24 September) - the three from Opterusha; Haki Ismajl Gashi and Sejfi Shala from Zoqishta (since September) and Zymer Morina (55) from Gexha; Dinë Adem Temaj (1945) from Kushnin (Prizren) (since August 1998); Afrim Hasanaj (20) and Selim Hasanaj from Rakovina (Gjakova) (since September 1998); Nuri Gani Bushi (1965) from Hani i Elezit (since 1 March 1999); Hajriz Kelmendi (1962) from Prishtina (since 5 March); Minir Berisha (70), Hetem Vila (45) and Sylejman Dermjani from Gornaca (Kaçanik) (since 7 March); Hajriz (36) and Aziz Bajram Shala (34) and Haxhi Xhemajl Thaçi (33) and Ramadan Milazim Thaçi (22) from Kushnin (Prizren) and Bali Qemajl Avdaj (1973) and Sali Hajrullah Maqkaj (1964) from the Vrrini region (Prizren) (since 11 March); Bedri Beqiri (1982) from Bajgora (Mitrovica), sheltered in Prishtina (since 12 March); Ali Bojku (62) from Druar (Vushtrri) (since 13 March 1999). The whereabouts of the following kidnapped: Latif Arifaj from Gjakova and Rrustem Aliaj from Gërgoc (Gjakova) (since January 1999) are still unknown.
The Serbian Run District Court in Peja convicted the following for "hostile activity" and "terrorism": on 8 March - Xhemsat Malë Shehaj (1972) from Prejlep and Hajdar Sali Pepaj from Kodrali (Deçan) to 2 years of imprisonment each; on 10 March - Çaush Sh. Selca (54) to 2.5 years of imprisonment and Brahim O. Gashi (51) to 1.5 year of imprisonment, both from Baran (Peja); on 12 March - Agim A. Gashi (24) to 6 years of imprisonment and Kamber S. Buqolli to 2.5 years of imprisonment, both from Raushiq (Peja).
The Serbian Run District Court in Prizren convicted for "hostile activity" and "terrorism": on 8 March - Xhabir Mahmut Mustafa (1951), Daut Sali Mustafa (1959) and Nazmi Gani Ahmeti (1963) - the three from Potoçan i Poshtëm (Rahovec), to 3.5 years of imprisonment; on 12 March - Adnan I. Topalli (1975), Arsim B. Hasku (1966), Avdyl Kleçka (1934), Bashkim M. Hoxha (1976), Behajdin A. Kleçka (1960), Bekim V. Rama (1970), Beqir O. Kollari (1962), Burim A. Ejupi (1966), Esat R. Kasapi (1978), Eshref A. Kleçka (1965), Fadil H. Isma (1965), Fahredin H. Dina (1960), Florim Sh. Haxhi-Ymeri (1973), Haki Xh. Haxhi-Mustafa (1960), Jusuf S. Kollari (1963), Kadri Sh. Durguti (1953), Mehdi S. Kollari (1967), Sabit N. Shehu (1970), Xhevat B. Durguti (1956) and Zijadin Xh. Miftari (1941) to 4 years of imprisonment each; Nijazi S. Dina (1952), Ramadan Xh. Miftari (1934) and Sulejman G. Shtavica (1982) to 2.5 years of imprisonment and Driton N. Tara (1980) to 1 year of imprisonment - all from Rahovec.
On 12 March, the Serbian Run District Court in Mitrovica convicted the following for "hostile activity" and "terrorism" Lutfi Bajram Voca (27) from Maxhera (Mitrovica) to 12 years of imprisonment and Isa Ferat Çerkinaj (21) from Abria e Epërme (Gllogoc) to 10 years of imprisonment.
THE COURSE OF EVENTS:
VUSHTRRI: In the evening, Serbian military and police forces stationed in Bukosh, Dolak and Shtitarica shelled the villages of Oshlan, Pantina, Okrashtica, Liqej, Taraxha and Balinca. Serbian police and paramilitaries from Prilluzha and Druar machine gunned the villages of Mihaliq, Gllavotin and Bivolak during the night. In Resnik, Serbian snipers were stationed in the houses of Shaip, Fehmi and Xhemajl Zeneli. They open fire towards the road connecting Vushtrria with Shallc and some quarters of Druar.
MITROVICA: Two lorries with ammunition arrived at the house of Brahim Pllana in Frashër i Vogël, where the Serbian army is stationed. 8 lorries and 2 jeeps full of soldiers from Rashka (Serbia) arrived in Mitrovica. Many people from the villages of Vushtrri arrived in Mitrovica during the day. In the evening up to midnight, Serbian army stationed in Frashër i Vogël shelled and machine gunned the villages of Pirç, Vaganica and Vërrnica (Mitrovica) and Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). Many bullets fell in the Albanian house yards in Shipol. A "dum-dum" bullet fell in the house yard of Zair Sahit Rama (30). Three reservist policemen beat Besart Fazli Istrefi (19) and arrested Sylejman Muharrem Uka (27) from the "Tavnik" quarter and 3 other Albanian youngsters.
PRISHTINA: Large police forces surrounded the "Emshiri" quarter, raided many houses, arrested several Albanian citizens (among whom Jakup Sahit Shala) and severely ill-treated tens of Albanian citizens of this quarter. The following were beat: Haki (41), Zarife (47), Vehbi (18) and Bukurije Pacolli (20); Shaban Shabani (1948), a taxi driver, Xhevrije, Xhevat, Nexhat and Ferhat Zeqiri; Halil, Alban, Isa, Zija, Habib and Hamit Ukaj; Nuhi Llapashtica with his two sons; Xhevahir Kuçi from Fushë Kosova, Tafil Thaçi, Mustafë Krasniqi, Ibrahim Kukiqi and Haki Mulolli.
Only 100m away from his house, Faton Rama (1978), a hair-dresser, living in "Drenica IV" st.11, was severely ill-treated by the Serbian police. At the students' dining hall, two Serbian civilians and a policeman severely ill-treated Shefqet Hoxha (1973) from Bellanica (Malisheva), a student with the Agricultural Faculty in Prishtina. Some Serbian policemen in 3 cars intervened in the "Eurograf" Printing House in the "Bregu i Diellit" quarter - under the pretext that a wounded person had hidden there. Policemen provoked and severely ill-treated the workers Nijazi Ahmeti (1980), Ramadan Rama (19) and Jeton NN. The following were taken to the police station: the owner of the Printing House Shaip Rama and the workers Ramadan, Jeton, as well as Bajram Çuka.
PODUJEVA: Since 7.00 pm, Serbian military and police forces shelled towards Godishnjak and Penuh. The houses of the following were burned: Jahir, Raif and Beqir Bici, Xhafer, Avdyl, Selatin and Kadri Berisha and Metë Zhdrella.
HANI I ELEZIT: On the border with Macedonia, Serbian forces wounded Adem Abaz Curri and another Albanian. Adem was sent for hospitalization in Macedonia.
PRIZREN: Gjyle Mane Çunaj (1982) from Mazrrek was wounded in the village of Gorozhup, on the border with Albania. She was sent to the Prizreni Hospital. Hamëz Thaçi (1949) from Prizren, arrested by the Serbian police in Suhareka, was released today. He was threatened with liquidation.
FERIZAJ: Shots from the heavy artillery were heard from the direction of the military barracks in Ferizaj. In the vicinity of the "Emshiri" quarter in Prishtina, Serbian police stopped Fehmi Haliti (28) from Prelezi i Jerlive, beat him with the hammer they found in his car and broke the headlights of his car. Due to the injuries suffered, Fehmi had to seek for medical assistance. In the outskirts of Prishtina, Agron Mehmeti from Vojnoc (Ferizaj) and Sali Miftari from Ferizaj were severely ill-treated. They looted DM 70 from Agron and threatened to kill him if he reports his case.
GJAKOVA: Serbian police arrested Bernard Shala (29) while he was sheltering an Albanian family, severely ill-treated him and ordered him to report at the police station on 9 March.
KAMENICA: Two armed Gypsy civilians attacked Valbona Dërmaku from Kamenica, a professor with the Faculty of Fine Arts in Prishtina, dragged her, took her bag, insulted her on a national basis and tore her documents. An Albanian worker saved her.
GJILAN: In Cërnica, the house of Milaim Bllaca (1954), a merchant, was hit by a fire weapon.
HANI I ELEZIT & KAÇANIK: During the last two days, a military convoy of 14 tanks and 20 armoured cars, APCs and other vehicles headed towards Glloboçica on the border with Macedonia. Afterwards, 3 armoured cars headed towards Goranca, whereas 4 tanks headed towards Kotlina. At about 6.00 am, fire was opened towards Pustenik, Shtraza and Ivaja. Detonations were heard in Kaçanik. The Serbian army was confronted by the KLA units. There were fierce clashes in Strazha, where a KLA soldier was killed and 4 others were wounded.
Passing through Kaçanik, Serbian forces opened fire from their tanks and armoured cars. At about 7.00 am, another convoy of 20 vehicles and war technique headed towards Hani i Elezit. At noon, two military planes flew low over Kaçanik and the affected villages. In Kaçanik, Sahit J. Jakupi was arrested and severely ill-treated. Later on, he was released and ordered to report again. In the Dragomac quarter in Glloboçica, Serbian military forces raided 5 houses, whereas in Doganaj, Serbian police provoked and ill-treated the passers-by. Recently, Serbian forces demolished some Albanian shops in Han i Elezit and Seçishta.
VUSHTRRI: Serbian forces were restationed on the cross-road of the villages of Novolan and Duboc and attacked Mihaliq and Druar, where fierce clashes between Serbian forces and the KLA occurred. Two houses in Druar are on fire. At noon, Serbian forces started to shell the villages of Oshlan, Okrashtica, Pantina, Balinca, Taraxha, Liqej, Galica, Duboc and Lybovec. The situation of the displaced people is very grave. At about 3.00 pm, Serbian army in tanks entered Pantina and Okrashtica. Zymer (76), Ali (62) and Abaz Bojku (45) - the three paralysed persons, were not in a position to flee and remained in Druar. Serbian police were stationed in their houses and demolished the furniture. In Druar, Serbian forces burned two Albanian houses. Serbian forces shelled Brusnik, too, and were stationed in the houses of Bislim Shaqiri. Serbian police went into the house of Bahtir Bahtiri in Vërnica. They severely ill-treated Habil Bahtiri (18) in the yard of the primary school of Vërnica. The following were arrested: Shaban Shala (60), Aziz Mehana (52) and Lan Meha (30), the three from Okrashtica.
In Resnik, Serbian police severely ill-treated Kadri Ujkani in his house, which he and his wife fled. For several days, Kadri has been a witness of the Serbian police lootings in many Albanian houses. They transported the furniture and technique from the Albanian houses in lorries.
MITROVICA: Since last night, when the Serbian military forces started the shelling of some villages of Mitrovica and Vushtrri, until today at 10.00 am, the quarters "Tavnik", "Ura e Gjakut", "Bair" (partially), Shipol and the villages of Vaganica, Pirç, Vërnica, Zhabar i Poshtëm, Zhabar i Epërm, Lushta, Koshtova e Bobit, Kopriva and Broboniq have run out of electricity. At about 6.00 am, fresh Serbian forces in 4 tanks and 5 lorries from Serbia arrived in Frashër i Vogël and at about 9.00 am, they started the shelling of the villages of Pirç, Vaganica and Vërnica (Mitrovica), Lybovec (Skënderaj) and Galica, Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). Meanwhile, fresh military forces from Skënderaj and police forces from the direction of Zubin-Potok arrived in Mitrovica. At about 2.30 pm, infantry of the Serbian army entered Pirç, where houses are on fire. The humanitarian situation of over 20.000 displaced people in Mitrovica, who fled the villages of Mitrovica, Vushtrri, Skënderaj, Gllogoc, Klina and Malisheva is close to the humanitarian catastrophe. At about 10.00 pm, one of the mines laid by the army before they withdrew exploded within the military depot in Shipol.
Serbian policemen ill-treated many Albanian citizens. In the outskirts of Frashër i Vogël, Serbian soldiers stopped and insulted on a national basis Ismet Muharrem Hasani (25) and the pupils of the "Arkitekt Sinani" Technician Secondary School: Musli (18) and Shukri Kadri Pllana (16) and Nysret Isë Hasani (16). In the vicinity of the "Aziz Sylejmani" Primary School in the "Ibri" quarter in Mitrovica, in the vicinity of the police station, a group of Serbian hooligans, some of them masked, beat the pupils of the "Xheladin Deda" Medical Secondary School, who conduct their lessons in the premises of this primary school. They suffered body injuries. Some of them are: Mimoza Rifat Cimili (18), Ferdane Sabit Cimili (18), Lumturije Lumni Bunjaku (17), Antigona Rama (18), Vjollca Osmani (18), Myrvete Elshani (18), Myrvete Behxhet Haredinaj (18), Hava Behram Tahiri (17), Lindita Avdyl Ferati (18), Majlinda Ramadan Rexhepi (17), Florentina Naser Idrizi (18), Halime Xhevat Kamberi (17), Gynaj Sëri Muharremi (18), Fatmire Çerkin Latifi (18), Lumnije Sadri Musa (18) and Lindita Shaban Gjyshinca (17). The attacks of the Serbian hooligans, many times under the "surveillance" of the Serbian police, against the Albanian pupils have become a phenomenon.
At about 10.30 am, in front of the office of the
OSCE KVM, about 100 Serbs gathered and cheered slogans, such as: "Van Shiptari"
("Albanians Out") and demolished a car of the OSCE. In the vicinity of
the bus station, 3 Serbian policemen arrested Idriz Feriz Musliu (21) from
the "Ura e Gjakut" quarter and kept him for 3 hour.
PODUJEVA: During the last two days, Serbian military and police forces shelled and machine gunned the villages of Majac, Godishnjak, Sallabaja, Burica, Penuh, Llapashtica and Katunishta and damaged many houses. Today, at about 7.00 am, fresh Serbian military and police forces in 13 buses and APCs, 4 jeeps and some lorries from Serbia headed towards Prishtina. Large police forces stationed on the cross-road to Kërpimeh, other streets in Podujeva and along the road Podujeva-Prishtina, at the place called "Qershitë e Llapashticës" and Lupç i Poshtëm are checking, ill-treating and looting the passers-by.
FERIZAJ: Serbian police forces surrounded the house of and wounded Avni Haziri (25) from Softaj, arrested him and his father Hysni, his brother Zekir, his nephew Jeton and his brother-in-law Isak Muharrem Dugolli (36) from Ferizaj. After an hour, Serbian police returned to Avni's house and took some photos of the weapons, planted by themselves. The arrested ones were released in the afternoon. Avni is in the Prishtina Hospital. Jakup Bajram Lohaj was taken for informative talks for weapons at the Security Centre and was ordered to report again the next day.
PRIZREN: During the last two days, fire shots and loud detonations were heard from the positions of the Serbian army stationed in the vicinity of the villages of Zhur and Muraden. About 20 Serbian policemen surrounded the house of Refki Qemajl Avdaj (1971) in the "Tusus" quarter, searched for him and took and severely ill-treated his nephew Bafti Baki Avdaj (1979) instead. Policemen confiscated his minibus. They also arrested Blerim Paniku (1984) from Lybeçeva, a pupil with the primary school. Later on, he was released. Police severely ill-treated Salih Hasan Kryeziu, an old man. At about 8.00 pm, at the gate of Bajrakli Mosque, two unknown persons in black uniforms wounded Minir Izet Mashkulli (1961), an engineer from Prizren.
RAHOVEC: Serbian police arrested Orhan Selman Kadiri (1978) and another youngster. At the police station, Orhan was threatened with liquidation. Later on, he was released and ordered to report again the next day.
PRISHTINA: In Besi, two armed Serbian civilians stopped the car of the "Kosova B" Steam Power Plant in Obiliq, driven by Rrahim Berisha (1945) from Drenoc (Prishtina), ill-treated him, threatened him with killing and broke the window of his car. Large police forces surrounded the "Emshiri" quarter, severely ill-treated Ymer Olluri (20) and Bajram Sopi, raided the house of Rrahim Zeqiri (1964), a mechanic. The latter was severely ill-treated and threatened with killing. Due to injuries suffered, Rrahim had to seek for medical assistance. Policemen severely ill-treated his brother and father - under the pretext of searching for weapons. In the vicinity of the students' dining hall, Serbian police kidnapped Adnan Maliqi (20) from Prishtina, who was travelling by his "Golf" car.
Serbian snipers were stationed in the house of an Albanian in the "Jabllanica" st., in the "Kodra e Trimave" quarter. Many policemen in an armoured car and two vehicles are stationed in front of this house and ill-treat the passers-by. The shouts of people beat by the police were heard in the house near-by.
OBILIQ: For several days now, the displaced people from the villages of Vushtrri are taking shelter in the villages of Obiliq: Palaj, Hade, Lajthishta, Siboc, Shipitulla and Plemetin. In Palaj and Plemetin, some of the displaced were ill-treated by the Serbian police. On their way to Vushtrri, passing through Raskova, Serbian military and police forces provoked the Albanian inhabitants. There were such provocations of the Serbian police forces in Obiliq and the villages around.
GJAKOVA: 3 military helicopters flying from the direction of the border with Albania flew over the district of Gjakova. The villages of Has have run out of electricity for a week now. Serbian police forces are ill-treating the local inhabitants. In Batusha, Serbian soldiers raided the vacant houses of Nezir and Beqir Metaj, as well as the house of Ramadan Abdyli from where they opened fire towards the border with Albania. In the vicinity of the village of Trakaniq, Serbian police arrested Bujar B. Shehu (16) from Junik.
VUSHTRRI: Tank and motorized units of the Serbian military and police forces are heading towards Resnik, Druar, Mihaliq, Kolla and Shallc and shelled them. On entering Kolla, Serbian infantry looted all valuables, demolished the furniture and killed the animals in the stables. There are burned houses in Shallc, too. In Resnik, Serbian forces looted the houses of Rifat, Murat, Sami, Musli and Sadik Bellopoja, as well as the shop owned by Musli Bellopoja, whereas in Novolan, they looted the house of Agim Shahini and arrested Skënder Shahini.
A few people, mainly elderly or ill persons that were not able to flee, remained in some abandoned villages of Vushtrri, such as: in Okrashtica - Xheladin Morina (70), his ill wife and the old woman Shaha (90); in Mihaliq - Muharrem Murati, paralysed, his wife; in Shallc - Selim (73) with his wife Hasime Hajrizi (71) and Halim Hajrizi (74) with his wife. In Stanoc i Poshtëm, Xhafer Syla and Deli Asllani, who returned to take some food for animals, remained stuck. In Okrashtica, Serbian policemen demolished and looted the Albanian houses.
MITROVICA: Serbian soldiers were stationed in the abandoned Albanian houses in Pirç. Hundreds of animals remained stuck in the stables. Between 7.30 and 10.00 pm, Serbian military forces attacked Vaganica (Mitrovica) and the villages of Vërnica, Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). In Vojtesh, Serbian police arrested and severely ill-treated Ramadan Riza Imeri (21) from Balinc (Vushtrri). Tens of Albanian youngsters were severely ill-treated and arrested in different parts of Mitrovica. Arif Begush Beqiri (29) from Bajgora, arrested on 27 February, was released today and stated that he had been severely ill-treated.
KAÇANIK & HANI I ELEZIT: Large military forces were stationed along the road Kaçanik-Hani i Elezit. They shelled the villages of Kotlina, Ivaja and Pustenik. Two military planes and a scout plane of the Serbian army flew low over Kaçanik and the affected villages. Most of the houses in Ivaja and Kotlina were shelled and burned. In Laq, all houses were raided, whereas in the villages which the Serbian forces had entered, about 100 houses were burned and destroyed. After the actions of the Serbian military and police forces in Goranca and in some other villages of Kaçanik, about 5.000 women, elderly and children, who fled their houses, are waiting to cross the border with Macedonia a kilometer away from the border. In the centre of Kaçanik, three Serbian policemen arrested Sahit Jakup Jakupi (1979), severely ill-treated him. Later on, he was released and ordered to report again.
In the afternoon, Serbian military and police forces separated 100 men from the crowd of people climbing down the mountains from the villages of Ivaja and Laq, took them to the police station and the Security Centre in Kaçanik and beat them. Late in the evening, they were released, but some of them were ordered to report again. The following were severely ill-treated: Haki Mejdi Luta (1928) with his sons Naser (1966), Mejdi (1967) and Abaz (1974); Avdyl Qazim Luta (1945) with his sons Zihi (1975) and Qazim (1980); Nehat (1964), Sabit (1966) and Nexhat Kamer Luta (1972); Vehbi (1971), Shaip (1974) and Naim Selim Luta (1983); Nexhadi (1967), Zija (1976) and Gani Ismajl Luta (1981); Qerim (1964), Rexhep (1971) and Bajram Ibrahim Luta (1975); Selim (1950) and Kadri Halit Luta (1958), Ejup (1952) and Ibish Selman Luta (1955), Muharrem (1965) and Rrahim Tefik Luta (1967); Havzi (1969) and Skender Bajram Luta (1977); Selajdin Feriz Luta (1978), Ali Xhafer Luta (1937), Ismet Xhemajl Luta (1978), Shukri Sadik Luta (1966), Nexhmedin Luta (1975), Xhemajl Halit Luta (1946), Abdurrahim Minah Luta (1961), Ferid Nuhi Luta (1978), Berat Rufai Luta (1956), Shaban Ahmet Luta (1965), Shefit Ali Luta (1977), Shefki Milaim Luta (1963), Fatmir Shefki Luta (1973), Nezir Xhabir Luta (1966), Isak Zulbehar Luta (1960), Raif Ajet Luta (1969), Mirvat Islam Luta (1966), Muhamed Ramush Luta (1981); Setki Isen Rexha (1949) with his sons Bekim (1980) and Kemajl (1982) and his brothers Ramadan (1965) and Azem (1968); Vahid (1945), Enver (1956), Fadil (1959) and Zija Ramush Rexha (1980); Mustafë N. Rexha (1945) with his sons Menduh (1974) and Muhamet (1979); Berat (1965), Nehat (1970) and Fevzi Nazif Rexha (1980); Xhemshit (1964) and Muhadin Ismail Rexha (1966); Sabit Qerim Rexha with his son Burhan; Zenel Sh. Rexha (1967), Jonuz Rexha (1954) and Isa Rexha (1962); Zemri (1961), Emri (1963), Nuri (1969) and Vëllazërim Emin Livoreka (1982); Agim (1956), Qazim (1957) and Sabedin Nuhi Livoreka (1970); Fadil (1968), Bekim (1978) and Besim Bajram Livoreka (1980); Shiqeri (1961) and Nejazi Hajrush Livoreka (1979); Nusret M. Livoreka (1978), Xhevdet Milaim Livoreka (1976), Xhevat Adem Livoreka (1960), Aqif Shaqir Livoreka (1962), Ismet Nezir Livoreka (1959) and Ferid Shaqir Livoreka (1983); Bekim (1975) and Nefket Metush Mulaku (1980); Rushan (1976) and Fatmir Vel Mulaku (1978); Bafti (1974) and Menduh Xhemajl Mulaku (1976); Rrahman (1955) and Xhabir Selim Mulaku (1956); Servet (1962) and Ekrem Zymer Mulaku (1967); Sejfullah Beqir Mulaku (1938), Nevzat Izet Mulaku (1979), Ajet Rufki Mulaku (1966), Hismet Adem Mulaku (1959), Naser Abaz Mulaku (1972) and Nijazi Muharrem Mulaku (1969) - all from Ivaja; Sefer Emin Bela (1972) from Gjygjedell and Gani Elezi from Ferizaj.
Whereas, the following were arrested: Xhevahir Remzi Livoreka (1965), Hilmi Haki Livoreka (1959), Jahi M. Livoreka (1966), Xhemajl Halit Luta (1946) and Musli Selim Rexha (1969) - all from Ivaja and Ahmet Hajriz Beqa (1959) from Laq.
PODUJEVA: During the shelling of the Serbian military and police forces, the house of Hamit Murturi in Lupç i Poshtëm was hit. Apart from the considerable material losses, his son Agron (19) was wounded. A non-activated grenade remained in the house yard. In the centre of Podujeva, Serbian police arrested Fitim Nazmi Halimi (27).
GJAKOVA: A grenade launcher exploded on the roof of the house of Ahmet Kadriu in the "Skënderbeu" st., and caused considerable material losses. It is believed that grenade was fired from the Çabrati hill, where the Serbian military forces are stationed, or the high buildings where soldiers live - opposite to this house.
PRISHTINA: In the "Jabllanica" st., in the "Kodra e Trimave" quarter, Serbian police ill-treated tens of the Albanian passers-by, whereas during the night policemen are using reflectors to cause panic among the Albanian population. Serbian snipers are still concentrated here. A train of 18 cars full of Serbian soldiers and reservists arrived in the military barracks, in the suburb of Prishtina.
PRIZREN: In Bogaj (Has), on the border with Albania, Serbian military forces opened fire towards an OSCE car, while the team was doing its job.
SUHAREKA: Large movements of the Serbian police were noticed in the market and other parts of the town. Police arrested Sejdi Sopa from Bukosh, a youngster from Senik and Gëzim Kryeziu from Prizren. The latter was sent to the police station in Prizren and later on released. In the market, police looted DM 300 from Muhamet Kuçi and Sejdi Ramsha and DM 150 from Halit Elshani.
FERIZAJ: During the last two days, Serbian forces were stationed in Koshare. Some of the inhabitants fled. In the centre of Ferizaj, in front of the "Luboteni" Hotel, Serbian policemen stopped the citizens and asked them whether they sheltered any of the displaced people. Cars without plates were noticed around the Albanian houses in Nikadin between 9.00 pm and 2.00 am.
VITI: Under the pretext of searching for "some people and horses", 6 soldiers and 3 policemen checked the house yard and the stable of Musli Ferati (1955), a farmer from Debëllda.
KAMENICA: Three Serbian policemen arrested Emin Sinan Demolli (1938) from Krileva, threatened and insulted him on a national basis.
RAHOVEC: In the centre of the town, Serbian police arrested Mizair Birhan Zllanoga (1964) from Rahovec and Isuf Morina (1942) from Astrazub (Malisheva). On being interrogated for two hours, they were released.
ISTOG: In Banja, 3 Serbian civilians in a "Mercedes" car arrested Rifat A. Sutaj (50) from Caralluka and took him towards Peja.
SHTIME: Large movements of the Serbian police forces were noticed in the town. They arrested some passers-by.
VUSHTRRI: Serbian military forces are shelling the villages of Shallc, Kolla, Taraxha, Balinca, Liqej and Oshlan. Serbian soldiers and paramilitaries are burning the Fejzullahu quarter in Shallc and a part of Druar. There were fierce clashes between the KLA and the Serbian forces in the villages of Oshlan, Balinca, Okrashtica, Pantina, Mihaliq and Druar. In the vicinity of Druar, Serbian military and police forces wounded Remzi Zhushi (27) and Adem Hasani (18) from Mihaliq and Rrustem Ibishi (27) from Druar. The situation in the villages of Novolan, Brusnik and Vërnicë, from where a part of population could not flee, is very grave. The shelling of the villages of Qyqavica goes on. Since 22 February, when the Serbian army started the offensive, over 20.000 Albanians fled the villages of Vushtrri. Ilmi (50) and Avni Rrustemi (46) from Novolan and Ragip Ujkani from Resnik, arrested yesterday, were released today. Skënder Shahini (46) and Xhelil Muzaqi from Novolan, Behxhet and Ragip Curri from Resnik are under arrest since yesterday.
MITROVICA: During the last two days, military planes flew over the town. Serbian army and police blocked the Hospital of the town. At the green market, 3 Serbian policemen arrested Muhamet Tahiri (18) from Selac and two other Albanian youngsters. While passing through the road to Suhodoll, armed Serbian civilians of the "Kroi i Vitakut" quarter opened fire towards Musa Shashivar Jonuzi (43), living in the "Qendra" quarter. There were fire shots in the "Kroi i Vitakut", "7 Shtatori" and the Romany's quarter.
PODUJEVA: Last night, between 10.00 pm and 1.00 am, Serbian military and police forces shelled and machine gunned the villages of Llapashtica, Obrança, Katunishta, Bajçina, Letanc, Godishnjak, Sallabaja, Konushevc, Burica, Majac, Penuh, Bradash etc. Godishnjak was shelled today, too, when military planes flew over Podujeva.
KAÇANIK & HANI I ELEZIT: A loud detonation was heard in Han i Elezit. Hani i Elezit is blocked by the Serbian forces. The situation is very tense. Serbian forces are making pressure on the local population in order to make them flee. After the shellings and clashes of the last few days, Serbian military and police forces looted and burned the villages of Shtraza, Kotlina and Ivaja, as well as the Dragomac quarter in Glloboçica. Later on, they withdrew, but it is believed that they have laid mines on the fields. Serbian soldiers forced the inhabitants of Kërbliq to transport the weaponry of the army by their horses to the village of Dardhishta, on the border with Macedonia.
Yesterday, at the place called "Kepi i gjatë" in Laq, the following were arrested, taken to the Security Centre in Ferizaj and severely ill-treated: Fazli Shaban Beqa (1944) with his sons Shaban (1968) and Shabi (1973); Rakip Ali Beqa (1944) with his sons Qahil (1969) and Selajdin (1980); Aqif (1955) and Avni Imer Laqi (1976); Ajet (1975) and Hasan Lemush Laqi (1978); Rufki Zylbehar Laqi (1946) with his son Zylbehar (1974); Izahir Rrahman Laqi (1953), Musli Isen Laqi (1959), Bafti Ajet Laqi (1960), Ejup Asllan Laqi (1969) and Agim Isen Laqi (1975); Veli Rrahim Beqa (1962), Selam Avdyl Beqa (1942) and Fatmir Selam Beqa - all from Laq. They were released today. Whereas, Shefket Fazli Beqa (1979) from Laq and Qamil Abazi (1965) from Kashan are still under arrest.
PRISHTINA: At about 10.00 am, in the vicinity of the "Gjergj Fishta" Primary School, three masked and armed persons got off the black "Golf" car with plates PR 432-47 and attempted to kidnap the 5-year-old child called Arben, who was waiting for his mother. Due to the intervention of a passer-by, the child was saved. The kidnappers kicked the passer-by and as an OSCE car passed by, they left in a hurry.
MALISHEVA: Serbian forces stationed on the road Arllat-Malisheva opened fire towards the villages of Tërpeza, Tërpeza e Poshtme and Lladroc.
GLLOGOC: Serbian military and police forces stationed in the Sopi quarter in the Llapushniku Gorge opened fire towards the villages around.
RAHOVEC: Last night, after midnight, a loud detonation was heard in Rahovec. Probably, the Serbian forces stationed in Shkoza and Malisheva fired a grenade which exploded and shook the town.
DEÇAN: Loud detonations are heard from the direction of Reka e Keqe every single day. In Isniq, a group of drunk Serbian soldiers searched for "weapons" at the house of Sejdë Ahmetgjekaj and severely ill-treated him. In Prapaqan, 4 APCs full of policemen went into the house of Rrustem Krasniqi under the pretext of searching for a car. In Gramaçel, a police squad searched for Gani Vishaj, Sokol and Blerim Mushkolaj and Musa Rexhaj.
SUHAREKA: Serbian police arrested Fatmir Elshani from Sopia and Izet Kadriaj from Krushica, activists with the "Mother Theresa" Humanitarian & Charitable Association, who were transporting aids. While in detention, Izet was subjected to severe ill-treatment and threats by the policemen. In the evening, fire shots were heard in the part of the town inhabited by Serbs.
SHTIME: On the road to Shtime, Serbian forces arrested Fehmi Qarolli, a teacher from Rashinca, and took him to the police station in Shtime and further to the Security Centre in Ferizaj.
OBILIQ: A train of 23 cars full of Serbian soldiers from Belgrade passed through Obiliq. The soldiers pointed their weapons at the citizens.
KAMENICA: In the outskirts of Berivojca, Serbian policemen stop and check the cars and passers-by. On the market day in Kamenica, Serbian police looted the Albanian buyers and sellers, as well as the owners of some shops. They looted DM 1500 from Tefik Morina, the owner of the spare parts shop, and DM 1600 from Nazim Biçkaj, temporarily employed in Switzerland, even though he had the proper documentation from the Swiss bank.
LIPJAN: Since the clashes between the KLA units and the Serbian forces in Blinaja, no bus travels in this region. The bus which was stopped by the police in Poturoc is still there.
PRISHTINA: An OSCE pamphlet entitled "Temporary agreement on Kosova in Rambouillet - give peace a chance!" was illegally distributed in Prishtina and other towns of Kosova. The spokesperson of the OSCE KVM, Mrs. Beatris Lakost, stated that this is a "bad misinformation" and has nothing to do with the OSCE. Serbian media inform that the Serbian regime pressed charges against Ruzhdi Kadriu, a publisher, and Ibrahim Rexhepi, editor-in-chief of the Albanian daily "Kosova Sot", Binak Kelmendi, editor-in-chief of the daily "Rilindja", Ilaz Bylykbashi, publisher, and Bajrush Morina, editor-in-chief of "Gazeta shqiptare".
PRIZREN: At about 5.00 am, large military and police forces surrounded 8 villages of the Vrrini region. 10 tanks and 20 vehicles of the Serbian army went to Hoça e Qytetit. A loud detonation was heard in the vicinity of Zhur. Afterwards, Serbian tanks headed towards Opoja. At about 9.00 am, 300 Serbian policemen entered Leskovec, whereas the local inhabitants fled and took shelter in Prizren. An hour later, Serbian army and police gathered all inhabitants of Hoça e Qytetit in a meadow in the vicinity of the village, separated men from elderly, women and children, and after two hours released them. Due to this, a part of the population fled towards the town. In this village, Jetes Shala (40), an activist with the "Mother Theresa" Humanitarian & Charitable Association and activist with the Sub-CDHRF in Prizren, was arrested. He was taken to the police station in Prizren. Population was gathered in Billusha, at the school. After 10.30 am, in the Vrrini region, detonations were heard. After 12.00, the detonations towards Jeshkova and the villages around were very loud. The situation is very grave in Jeshkova and Lybeçeva, where no one is allowed to enter or leave the villages. Nor the OSCE KVM is not allowed to enter these villages. In the afternoon, the majority of the Albanians of the "Tusus" and "Kongresi i Manastirit" quarters fled their homes and took shelter in the centre of the town.
VUSHTRRI: Fresh Serbian military forces headed towards the villages of Druar and Mihaliq. At noon, Serbian police forces entered Novolan and were stationed in the Zhabari quarter, where 3 Albanian women and a girl remained stuck. At about 9.00 pm, Serbian paramilitaries from Prilluzha burned two houses of Rifat Duraku, two houses of Abdullah Duraku, two houses of Hazir Zeqiri and the houses of Gani Duraku and Zeqë Asllani in Stanoc i Poshtëm, in the vicinity of Prilluzha, inhabited by Serbs. Serbian forces opened fire towards Dolak and burned some houses. During the night, Serbian military and paramilitary forces shelled and machine gunned the villages of Oshlan, Galica, Balinca, Pantina, Okrashtica and Liqej (Vushtrri), Lybovec (Skënderaj) and the villages of Qyqavica.
MITROVICA: Last night, between 10.00 pm and midnight, Serbian army shelled and machine gunned the villages of Vaganica and Vërrnica (Mitrovica), Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). The inhabitants of the "Tavnik", "Ura e Gjakut" and "Bair" quarters, as well as Shipol spent the night in the open. Two grenades fell in Lushta and one of them hit the wall of the house of Ramadan Ajet Veseli (50). Over 400 inhabitants of the village spent the night in the open. Some of them took shelter in the Zmiq mountain. The shellings of the villages of Mitrovica and Vushtrri went on today. Consequently, the houses of brothers Abaz (58) and Isuf Hajriz Rexhepi (64) in Vërrnica and two houses in the Haxhiu quarter in Vaganica are on fire. During the last two days, in Pirç, Serbian army looted over 100 heads of cattle. The Mitrovica Hospital was blocked today. In the "Ibri" quarter, Serbian police arrested Fuad Vehbi Buçinca (33). In front of the post office, 3 Serbian policemen arrested Sherif Avdyl Haziri (23) from Broboniq and severely ill-treated him at the police station. Later on, he was released.
PODUJEVA: In the early hours of the morning, 10 buses, lorries, jeeps and other vehicles full of Serbian police and military forces from Serbia arrived in Kosova. On the cross-road, on the road Podujeva-Prishtina and in Lupç i Poshtëm, Serbian police forces stopped, looted and severely ill-treated tens of the Albanian passers-by. All day long, Serbian forces shelled the villages of Llap and opened fire towards Tërrnava, which is on the left of the road Prishtina-Podujeva. This village was never attacked before. Due to shellings, many houses in Godishnjak, in the Berisha, Bici and Kastrati quarters were damaged, as well as in Sallabaja.
KLINA: Due to the large movement of the Serbian military and police forces in the region of Sverka, Jashanica and Shtupel, the Albanian population started to flee the villages of Çupeva, Volljaka, Sverka, Përçeva, Gllareva and Jashanica. Serbian forces stationed in the Gremniku mountains opened fire towards Këpuz and Çeskova. 3 APCs full of Serbian policemen went into the Pantinaj quarter in Gllareva and a part of the population fled. Serbian forces in Gllareva, Rixheva and Burim open fire towards the KLA positions. At the bus station in Rixheva, police stopped, insulted and threatened Sabrie Reci, a teacher with the "Luigj Gurakuqi" Secondary School in Klina. Policemen took her ID card. In Klinac, two Serbian policemen beat the following pupils with the above mentioned school - Lutfi Sadri Boja, Valdet Muharrem Boja and Ramë Oruçaj.
ISTOG: Some policemen were stationed on the cross-road Istog-Rakosh-Gjurakoc-Mitrovica. They check cars, buses and passengers. They forced out of the bus Fitim Alushaj (27), Ramë Selmanaj (17), Gani Metaj (1970) and Gëzim Metaj (1976), all from Shushica. They tore their ID cards under the pretext that they are KLA members and severely ill-treated Gëzim Metaj and his father Rexhë Metaj.
PEJA: Serbian police arrested and severely ill-treated Ramiz Bajram Dreshaj from Nabërgjan and the pupil Fisnik Demë Podrimçaku from Novosella (Peja). Fisnik suffered heavy injuries.
FERIZAJ: Serbian police stopped and severely ill-treated
Zejnë Luzha (45) from Gabrrica (Kaçanik). He and Emin (63),
Sokol (65), Hamit (60) and Ramadan Luzha (40) were on their way home.
VUSHTRRI: Due to the incessant shelling, the inhabitants of the villages of Stanoc i Poshtëm and Stanoc i Epërm fled their homes towards Vushtrri, Mitrovica and Prishtina. A military convoy headed towards Mihaliq. Serbian army is shelling the villages of Galica, Duboc, Luboc, Liqej, Taraxha, Pantina, Druar, Mihaliq and Bivolak. Grenades fell in Brusnik, Stroc and Galica. Serbian forces opened fire towards the houses in the village of Samadraxha. 13 Albanian youngsters were wounded. A heavily wounded civilian from Stroc was sent to Shallc. Fresh forces arrived in the military barracks in Vushtrri. Tanks, armoured cars, transporters and lorries full of Serbian military, police and paramilitary units headed towards Druar, Mihaliq and other villages affected by war. Due to the current situation, the lessons were canceled in the schools in Pantina, Duboc, Oshlan, Novolan, Druar, Stroc, Samadraxha, Ceceli, Stanoc i Poshtëm, Stanoc i Epërm and Pestova. Serbian paramilitaries of Prilluzha attacked the OSCE KVM team, broke the windows of their 3 vehicles and caused them injuries.
PODUJEVA: 10 buses full of policemen from Serbia headed towards Prishtina. Serbian forces shelled the villages of Shala e Bajgorës. Serbian police started a brutal repression. Large police forces blocked the quarter around the Kindergarten, where a policeman was wounded. Mirsad Berisha from Konushevc and Osman Sejdiu from Podujeva were arrested. The following were severely ill-treated: Behram Arifi, Agim Hakiqi and Rexhep A. Krasniqi from Podujeva. Police went into the houses of Bekim and Osman Zejnullahu, Enver Hoxha, Ismajl and Jashar Cakiqi, Xhavit Naim Gashi, Avdi Mehmeti, Osman and Sulejman Sejdiu and Rrahman Blaku - all from Podujeva. Serbian military and police forces shelled the villages of Godishnjak, Burica and Penuh.
KAÇANIK: Serbian military forces are redeploying in Han i Elezit and the villages on the border with Macedonia. The villages of Biçec, Kovaçec, Dubrava etc., were shelled. In Biçec, the house of Rami Shorra was hit. The roads of the villages of Dubrava, Kovaçec, Biçec and Nikaj, leading to the motorway Kaçanik-Ferizaj, were blocked by the Serbian forces. However, over 3000 inhabitants managed to flee the villages of Biçec, Kovaçec and Dubrava. Most of them were sheltered in Kaçanik. Others fled towards Ferizaj and Prishtina. About 200 inhabitants remained stuck in the village of Gjinaj, Neziraj and Dullov. Serbian police arrested the following: brothers Sabri (1952, ill person) and Mejdi Selman Koraçi (1955) from Kovaçec and Muharrem Bilall Dullovi (1962), Sami Sahit Fuga (1960), Halit Faik Gavazi (1959), Ramadan Hajrush Fuga (1980), Fatmir Hamit Dollovi (1975), Kerim Rrahman Palloshi (1960), Ramiz Bajrush Palloshi (1953) and Islam Elmaz Hoxha (1959) - all from Biçec; Ibrahim Misim Kuka (1966), Ferid Abdullah Guri (1965), Aziz Bedri Tafili (1955) and Mustafë Rizah Dullovi (1956) - all from Kaçanik; Fahri Ahmet Guri (1961) and Nezir Sakip Guri from Nikaj; Sabri (52) and Mejdi Selman Koraçi (55) from Kovaçec; Sylejman Abedin Hajdari (1960) and Afrim Sami Hajdari (1968) from Dubrava and N.N. from Gajra. Izer Hajrush Burrniku (1975) from Kovaçec was arrested by the Serbian police when he tried to flee with his family.
HANI I ELEZIT: The situation in Han i Elezit and its surroundings is very grave. Serbian forces are stopping and ill-treating the passers-by. Hazir A. Vlashi was severely ill-treated again at the police station in Ferizaj. The village of Krivenek was abandoned. Only dogs and animals killed by the Serbian army can be seen. In Han i Elezit, the shop of Muzafer Dermjani was looted. The inhabitants of the villages of Meliq, Brava, Lagjja e Re and Seqishta, who had been to feed the cattle, are reporting that many houses were demolished and looted by the Serbian forces.
PRIZREN: The situation in the villages of Vrrin, especially in Jeshkova and Lybeçeva, is very grave. Most of them are under the siege of the Serbian forces. According to the unconfirmed information, 3 Albanians were killed and severeal others were wounded in Jeshkova. During their intervention in the villages of Vrrin, Serbian forces gathered the local inhabitants, separated men from the others, went into the houses and looted all valuables. Police brought Arsim Poniku (19) from Lybeçeva, wounded, to the Prizreni Hospital. They took him again towards an unknown direction. 3 wounded policemen were brought to the Prizreni Hospital. Two of them are in danger.
MITROVICA: Serbian forces shelled the villages of Vërnica and Vaganica (Mitrovica), Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). The inhabitants of Stanoc i Epërm, Stanoc i Poshtëm (Vushtrri), where many tanks and other motorized vehicles of the Serbian military and police forces were stationed, have arrived in Mitrovica. Serbian soldiers stationed in Frashër i Vogël broke into the house of Sylejman Rifat Pllana (59), who had fled with his 12-member family. Two Serbian soldiers broke the front door of the house of Fehmi Ahmet Prestreshi (58), but they did not manage to enter it. In Mitrovica, Serbian police arrested and later on released Aziz Isuf Çitaku (39), a technical secretary of the LDK branch. Two wounded soldiers were taken to the Mitrovica Hospital.
MALISHEVA: Serbian forces opened sniper and machine gun fire towards the pupils with the "Lasgush Poradeci" Secondary School: Xhavit H. Kryeziu, Nexhmedin S. Kryeziu and Arben O. Kryeziu from Bubavec, who were on their way back home.
SHTËRPCA: In Biti e Poshtme, Serbian paramilitaries set fire to the house of Osman Hyseni and wounded him when he tried to put it out.
GJAKOVA: Large military forces were stationed in the villages of Has, on the border with Albania. They are shelling the village of Zylfaj. About 20 Serbian policemen raided the house of and arrested Ramadan Avdyli (68) in the Piskota quarter in Gjakova.
PEJA: Some Serbian policemen stopped Azem Hamdi Sadikaj (1980) from Bubla (Malisheva), severely ill-treated him and made him lie down in the water canal.
OBILIQ: The bus travelling between Prishtina and Lajthishta and between Prishtina and Hade were not allowed to do so. The inhabitants of the villages of Hade, Graboc i Epërm, Shipitulla, Siboc, Lajthishta, Hamidi and Palaj are blocked. A large number of the inhabitants of the attacked villages of Vushtrri were sheltered in the district of Obiliq. About 1000 inhabitants were sheltered in Hade.
FUSHË-KOSOVA: Large Serbian forces were stationed in the villages of Besi and Lebana. Groups of policemen stop and ill-treat the Albanian passers-by.
PRISHTINA: Bedri Beqiri (1982) from Bajgora (Mitrovica), sheltered in Prishtina, disappeared yesterday while on his way to the "Sami Frashëri" Gymnasium in Prishtina.
RAHOVEC: Armed Serbian policemen in 4 APCs headed towards Malisheva. The wave of the ill-treatments in town is going on. Policemen stopped Rexhep Fejzullah Thaçi, a farmer from Mamusha (Prizren), and looted DM 750 from him.
FERIZAJ: About 100 Serbian police in APCs and other vehicles were stationed in the village of Gërlica.
GJILAN: Unknown persons looted the family of Zulfi Mustafa in Dobërçan. He was arrested by the Serbian police. They threatened him for the fact that he reported his case to the OSCE KVM.
MITROVICA: Today, at 2.00 pm, there were two loud blasts in the green market in the centre of Mitrovica. Due to this, 5 persons died: two women, two men and a child. 69 persons were wounded. Many wounded persons lost their limbs. Parts of the limbs of the wounded and killed people remained in the market. Many wounded persons lost their legs, arms and other parts. A blue "Golf" car with a man and two women in it was seen after the blast. It was very symptomatic that no policeman was in the market when the blasts took place. Every Saturday, there are so many policemen in the market. There were no Serbian sellers, who usually sell woolen things. The activists with the Sub-CDHRF in Mitrovica collected pieces of grenade found on the spot. A grenade hit the house of Selim Loshi in the "Tavnik" quarter when the blast took place.
According to the data collected by the Sub-CDHRF in Mitrovica, the following persons suffered heavy injuries, lost their limbs and are hospitalized in Prishtina: Xhilite Xhevat Ahmeti (10), Asllan Sinan Kurti (58) and Xhafer Sali Hajdari (24) -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Azem Imer Beqiri (17) -"Qendra" quarter; Sabedin Uka, Lavdim Asllani (20) from Zasella; Nijazi Abit Kelmendi (24), Ragip Rifat Bajrami (50) from Zhabar and Antigona Tahir Kuçani (50) -"Tavnik" quarter and Sabedin Haqif Uka from Çabra (Zubin Potok). The following were sent to the Mitrovica Hospital: Afërdita Ferit Selmani (22); Behxhet Sali Haziri (30), -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Ganimete Izet Latifi (12), -"Tavnik" quarter; Sabrije Qazim Strana (47); Valentina Gani Selani (14), Druar (Vushtrri); Sadije Isa Muslijaj (36), Fikrije Isë Strana (27), Safet Ahmet Strana (17) and Ahmet Avdi Strana (57) -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Bujar Asllani, Drita Bajrami, Ehat Oruqi; Venera Tahir Kuçani (15), -"Tavnik" quarter; Murat Zeka (47), Gushavc; Abit Bislimi, Sylë Hasani (47), Bajram Musa, Abaz Ibish Mecina (50), Fazli Latif Latifi (38); Burim Emin Lutolli (17), -"Bair" quarter; Mujë Sokoli; Ganimete Shahin Voca (16), -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Skënder Musa (49), Fetije Musa (48), Vadedin Bajram Nici (42); Isa Murtez Baliu (14), -"Tavnik" quarter; Alan Imer Beqiri (12); Synduze Musa Zhilivoda (17), -"Qendra" quarter; Halil Halim Xhafa (14), -"Tavnik" quarter; Halit Sylejmani (34), Afrim Sylejmani (20); Kujtim Roka (46), Mybera Roka (41), Seit Kujtim Roka (13) -"Bair" quarter; Bajram Sahit Çela (13), Sahit Bajram Çela (43) -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Islam Tahiri (60), Pantina; Ganimete Izet Latifi (12), -"Tavnik" quarter; Valdete Isa Strana (22), -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter; Drejtim Bahri Klinaku (15) and Bahri Ilaz Klinaku (56), -"2 Korriku" quarter, two unidentified persons; two Serbs; a Gypsy.
The following suffered light injuries and are hospitalized in their houses: Esat Osman Gllogofci (13), -"Bair" quarter; Musa Bajrami, Ajet Fejza (28), Luan Hasani, Arben Brahimi; Kadri Sylejmani, Kqiq i Madh; Mujë Halili, Vidishiq, sheltered in Shupkoc; Tasim Zymeri, Sami Sadiku, Astrit Syla, Rrustem Shaqiri, Hysnije Hajredini, Sali Mehmet Haziri (65), -"Ura e Gjakut" quarter.
Since the early hours in the morning, Serbian military and police forces started the shelling of the villages of Vërnica and Vaganica (Mitrovica), Lybavec (Skënderaj), Galica, Oshlan, Pantina and Liqej (Vushtrri). In Lybovec, the house of Jetish Hysen Hyseni (13) was hit. All villages are on fire. The fire can be seen and the detonations can be heard in Mitrovica.
A lorry with plates KM-405-91, loaded with horses and cows which were looted, headed towards Zubin-Potok. Two lorries full of Serbian soldiers from Rashka headed towards Vushtrri. The soldiers provoked the passers-by.
PODUJEVA: It was a market day in Podujeva, too. Many people were in the market and in the streets. At about 1.00 pm, almost at the same time, two blasts took place: one in the centre of the town, between the green market and the premises of the usurped school, and the other one in front of the post office. Blasting materials were set up in the more frequented places. 3 people died and 41 were wounded. An hour later, Serbian military and police forces stationed in Peran and in the sports airport in Dumosh machine gunned the KLA positions and shelled the village of Bradash and the other villages along the west side of the road Prishtina-Podujeva. The Revuçi quarter in Bradash is on fire.
Due to the blasts in Podujeva, the following were wounded: Remzi Muçolli (50), Ramiz R. Muçolli (20), Shukrije Berisha, Adile Jupolli, Avni Përvetica, Nysret Qerimi, Genc T. Hasani (14), Muharrem Kameri, Agron Durmishi, Shaban Lushaku (50), Ramadan Stublla and Afrore Fusha (18) - from Podujeva; Jusuf Jusufi, Fadil Osmani, Sahit and Nexhmi Azemi from Dumnica; Bajram Fazliu and Jusuf Osmani (50) from Llausha (Podujeva); Ismail Potera and Murat Hodolli from Llapashtica; Bajram Dërmaku and Nasuf Blakqori from Letanc; Arif Gashi and Sherif S. Gashi from Dobërdol; Nusret Behrami from Ballovc; Rexhep Hyseni from Lupç; Jakup Visoka, Selim Podvorica, Berat Merovci and Emin Mulliqi from Sveqla; Xhevdet Lepaja (19); Muharrem Zejnullahu from Lladoc; Vesel Hajredini (60); Skënder Zeneli (27) and Latif Kajtazi (29) from Shtedim; Bilall Hyseni, Izet Shala, Ibrahim Osmani, Nazmi Bajra, Rexhep Xhaka; and N.N. Ejupi from Sekiraça.
VUSHTRRI: Since 8.00 am, Serbian forces are shelling the villages of Balinca, Liqej, Oshlan, Galica, Duboc, Lybovec, Druar, Mihaliq, Pantina, Stroc, Taraxha, Gurbardh, Zhilivoda and Beçuk. The detonations were heard in Vushtrri, too. Due to the shelling, Fahri Gela (38) was wounded in Mihaliq and Bahri Hyseni was wounded in Shallc. In Mihaliq, the Ibrahimi quarter was completely burned. Some houses in the attacked villages are on fire. The house of Hajriz Syla in Beçuk was hit.
FUSHË-KOSOVA: During the last two days, Serbian forces shelled Blinishta over Sllatina (Fushë-Kosova), especially the road connecting this village with the villages of Drenica. Serbian forces opened fire towards the people passing by.
VITI: A military convoy of 6 tanks and many other motorized vehicles and war technique was stationed in the village of Debëllde, on the border with Macedonia. 500 out of 720 inhabitants fled the village. Most of the displaced were sheltered in the neighbouring villages in Macedonia.
PRISHTINA: Two armed Serbian civilians stopped the student Ismet Ahmeti (1977) from Tërpeza (Viti), provoked and threatened him. When he started to run away, they opened fire towards him.
HANI I ELEZIT: Large movements of the Serbian forces were noticed in the main streets. The looting of the vacant Albanian houses in the attacked villages by the Serbian military and police forces goes on. A group of Serbian soldiers severely ill-treated Nafi R. Hasallari in the presence of his mother.
RAHOVEC: On the cross-road of Bellacërka, Serbian police arrested and severely ill-treated the youngsters Florim Qeberllaku from Hoça e Vogël and Kasum Hajdari from Krusha e Vogël. Serbian police severely ill-treated some soldiers on the cross-road of Potoçan.
OBILIQ: After midnight, a group of armed Serbs damaged the fence of Brahim Bullaku from Palaj.
KLINA: A Serbian military and police convoy of over 100 vehicles headed towards the villages of the Sverka region. Since the early hours of the morning, Serbian forces shelled the villages of Sverka and Dush (Klina), Panorc, Ruda and Llapçeva (Malisheva). Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the villages of Sverka, Volljaka, Dush and Përçeva managed to flee their houses.
VUSHTRRI: Serbian military and paramilitary forces went on shelling and burning the villages of Druar, Mihaliq and Shallc, as well as the villages of Qyqavica - Beçuk, Stroc and Zhilivoda and the Kosumaj and Haxhaj quarters in Stanoc i Poshtëm. Serbian paramilitaries of Prilluzha machine gunned the houses of Rrahman Plakolli and Ahmet Muhaxheri in Stanoc i Poshtëm, whose families with 137 other families fled during the night. Hajzer Bojku (70) from Druar stated that last night he went to visit his ill brother Ali (62), who had remained alone in his house after the population had fled, but he did not find him there. He also said that he saw many shelled, looted and burned houses.
MITROVICA: Last night, Serbian forces shelled the villages of Vaganica and Vërnica. Armed Serbian civilians are moving up and down the streets of Mitrovica. Serbian security inspectors arrested Rrahman Sylë Syla (53), "Ibri" quarter.
PODUJEVA: During the last night, Serbian forces shelled the villages of Lupç, Majac, Godishnjak and Sallabaja.
KAÇANIK: 4 Serbian policemen went into the yard of the "Skënderbeu" Secondary School, where some Albanian families were sheltered.
PRISHTINA: A convoy of 10 lorries, 10 armoured cars, 10 buses and other vehicles full of Serbian soldiers and policemen headed towards Podujeva.
GJILAN: The mobilization of the armed Serbian civilians was intensified, whereas police squads and check-points are set up on the outskirts and cross-road of Gjilan.
SHTIME: On 3 January: Ibush Heset Shasivari and Tefik Murat Brahimi from Belinca, Arian and Sadat Smajl Haxhiu from Rashinca and Isa Izet Haxhiu from Shtime were taken for informative talks at the Security Centre in Ferizaj. On 5 January: in the vicinity of the "Emin Duraku" Primary School in Shtime, Serbian police forced out of the car and arrested Xhavit Brahimi (1957) and Fatmir Latifi from Belinc and took them to the Security Centre in Ferizaj. Both were ill-treated and interrogated. Jeton Mehmeti, a pupil, and two friends of his were taken to the Security Centre in Ferizaj. On 8 January: Serbian policemen prevented an ambulance from entering Prishtina, which was bringing Hava Tërshana (1929) from Shtime for dialysis to the Prishtina Hospital. On the road Shtime-Ferizaj, Serbian policemen stopped the taxi driver Agim Ahmeti (1957) from Godanc i Poshtëm and took him and Faik from Reçak for interrogation. On 9 January: Serbian policemen arrested and severely ill-treated Alush Bislimi (30) and Nuhi Ahmeti (26) from Belinc. On 11 January: Metush (29) and his wife Emine Bislimi (22) from Belinc and Qazim Krasniqi (1964) from Shtime were arrested. The latter and 5 other citizens were subjected to severe ill-treatment at the police station in Shtime. On 12 January: Serbian policemen stopped the bus and forced out and severely ill-treated the passengers Burim (24) and Kushtrim (26) Haxhiu from Rashinca, Sylejman Bislimi (1979) from Belinca, Abedin Shabani (1949) and Gani Troshupa from Ribar i Madh and Naser Kacabashi from Topliçan i Vjetër (Lipjan). On 15 January: a number of Serbian policemen went into the house of Habib Hysen Veseli (1943) in Shtime and attempted to execute his son Mufail in the presence of women and children. After policemen left, the whole Veseli family fled. On 16 January: Serbian policemen arrested and severely ill-treated Agron Ramadani (1969) from Godanc i Epërm. He was released the next day. On 17 January: in the outskirts of Shtime, the Serbian policemen arrested Muhadin Xheladini (1940) from Reçak and took him to the Security Centre in Ferizaj. He was interrogated and severely ill-treated by the inspector Jasheviq and the policeman Zhiva. On 18 January: Serbian policemen prevented Banush Tërshani (1960), a teacher from Shtime, from accompanying the representative of the Human Rights Watch, Mrs. Gordana Igiq, who had come to investigate the massacre in Reçak. On 27 January, Behxhet Fazliu (1970) from Shtime was taken for informative talks.
On 6 February: in Gurkoc, unknown persons wounded Muhadin Xheladini (1940) from Reçak, the minute he got off the bus. On 6 February: in the outskirts of Shtime, Serbian police arrested Hysni Beqir Qorrolli (1957), a carpenter from Rashinca, whereas the inspectors Jasheviq and Shparavalla interrogated, severely ill-treated and caused him injuries. On 11 February: after the burial of the massacred victims in Reçak, KLA forces arrested Nuhi Shabani from Shtime. On 15 February, in the centre of Shtime, Serbian police arrested Fadil Fazliu from Topilla, interrogated and severely ill-treated him. On 18 February: 3 Serbian civilians in an "Opel Askona" car with UR plates attempted to kidnap Naser Fazliu (1965) from Shtime, in the vicinity of his house. Due to his brother's help and the arrival of an OSCE car, he managed to escape. On 21 February: in the outskirts of Ferizaj, Serbian policemen arrested and severely ill-treated Halit Nura (1942) from Belinca and Salih Seferi (1945) from Shtime. On 22 February: Serbian policemen looted valuables and furniture from the abandoned Albanian houses in the Çesta quarter in Reçak. They transported them to the house of the Serb known as "Angel's son". On 26 February: in Shtime, Serbian policemen arrested Avni Metushi (20), two boys and a girl from Reçak and took them to the Security Centre in Ferizaj. Avni was severely ill-treated and suffered body injuries. Izjah Arifi and Mahmut Sadriu from Shtime were arrested.
On 3 March: the inspector Srbolub Vujinoviq took Adrian Arifi (1971), a worker with the OSCE in Shtime, for informative talks. On 4 March: Serbian policemen arrested two Albanian youngsters in the bus travelling between Prishtina and Prizren.
PRISHTINA: On 2 March, at the Llapi Mosque in Prishtina, three armed Serbian civilians in a "Mercedes" car without plates, kidnapped Xhelal Dragusha (1976), from Prishtina, "Sarajeva" st.53a, and his relative Agim Ademi, took them out of the town, ill-treated and threatened them. They took DM 500 from Xhelal and released them later on. On 5 March, in the "9 Jugoviqët" st., unknown persons in a "Golf" car wounded Arbën Tahiri (1981), a pupil. Zeqo Feroviq (1936), a jurist, "Ulpiana" quarter E30 I 20, stated that on 2 October 1998, "Yugoslav military reservists" burned his weekend cottage in Brezovica.
PEJA: On 3 March, at about midnight, unknown persons went into the house of Gjon Gashi in "Dardania I" quarter, threatened and severely ill-treated his son Anton (26) and his wife Monika (60). They raped E. G. (26) in the presence of her children aged 3 months to 6 years. She suffered trauma and body injuries. On 5 March, between 1.45 and 2.30 am, policemen Gorgje and Vladan Kërstoviq, knocked on the gate of Zymer Zeka, "7 Korriku" st.23, with rifle butts in order to provoke the people inside. On 6 March, in Treboviq, some Serbian soldiers in a jeep without plates severely ill-treated Haxhi Muriqi (1970) and took him to the police station in Peja. Later on, he was released.
OBILIQ: On 4 March, in Palaj, Serbian police took for informative talks Izet Grajçevci (39), member of the Board of the LDK branch in Obiliq and Sabit Mirena (35), both from Hade. Policemen searched for Remzi Haziri (43) and Vehbi Islami. On 5 March, policemen were stationed in Palaj, where they stopped the bus travelling to Lajthishta. They forced out the passengers who are not inhabitants of the villages of Palaj, Lajthishta, Siboc, Shipitulla and Graboc, and threatened them not to travel to Obiliq anymore.
RAHOVEC: On 5 March, only 12 out of 70 Albanian citizens who went to visit their relatives in the prison of Lipjan were allowed to spend 12 minutes each with their relatives.
FERIZAJ: On 5 March, Serbian police stopped, arrested and beat Isak Ramusholli from Manastirc. After two hours, they released him. Due to injuries suffered, he had to seek for medical assistance.
GJILAN: On 6 March, a group of Serbian reservists insulted and severely ill-treated an old man wearing a white turf and some Albanian pupils. They beat the pupil with the Medressah in Gjilan Xheladin Halili (1981) from Tërpeza (Viti), who wanted to help the old man.
GLLOGOC: Fatmir Selman Balaj (1972) from Korrotica
e Epërme, arrested on 19 February 1999 while travelling by bus to
Sarajeva, is still in the prison of Prishtina.
Prishtina, 14 March 1999
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